Axis Communications to showcase latest products and solutions across retail and critical infrastructure at Intersec 2017
Axis Communications, the global market leader in network video, will be participating as a gold sponsor and exhibitor during Intersec 2017, taking place at the Dubai International Convention Exhibition Centre from January 22-24 2017. Axis co-founder Martin Gren will be present during the week of Intersec, which promises to display an array of the newest and most innovative products including the New AXIS Q1659 interchangeable-lens network camera which combines Canon imaging and Axis network technologies for high-resolution surveillance. Axis, along with its partners Cognimatics, EMC, Assa Abloy and Avaya, will also demonstrate end-to-end solutions across retail, critical infrastructure access control and oil & gas.
Canon and Axis technologies combine to deliver high-resolution surveillance
Featuring the same Canon-developed high-performance image sensor and image-processing engine employed in the Company’s EOS series of interchangeable-lens cameras, the new AXIS Q1659 makes possible the capture of approximately 20-megapixel (5472 x 3648 pixels) colour video at 8 frames per second to support high-resolution surveillance applications. Additionally, through Axis’s proprietary video-processing and image-compression technologies, the camera offers even more storage and bandwidth savings for enhanced video surveillance efficiency.
In the lead up to Intersec, Axis’ Top Technology Trends in the security market for 2017 highlights Security as a Service, Integrated Solutions, Expanded use of Analytics, Deep Learning, Going Beyond video and Cybersecurity as key factors which are likely to fuel demand for increased security, both physical and online.
Axis expects 2017 to be the year when new camera capabilities are combined with real-time analytics to address several security challenges, including facial recognition, forensic analysis and perimeter protection. This is critical as according to IHS, by 2020, network camera sales are forecast to account for approximately 95% of total worldwide security camera sales, compared to approx. 80% in 2015.
Johan Paulsson, CTO, Axis Communications laid great emphasis on Cyber Security, He said, “We expect the so-called ‘Internet of Things’ to be much less of a novelty and more of the fabric of our daily lives. However, that means manufacturers of internet-enabled devices will have to step up and take much more responsibility for the level of default security they ship with. ‘The Internet of Things’ has evolved from buzzword status to mainstream reality, but not without its challenges. While we still think the idea of millions of IP-enabled devices is an exciting prospect for the future, 2016 gave us a sobering reminder of the pitfalls of not properly securing all those internet-connected fridges, DVRs and unfortunately security cameras. Given that most of those devices are just plugged in and switched on by customers, it is down to manufacturers to take responsibility to ensure they are secure out of the box”.
Axis has always taken its customers’ security seriously, and hope to see 2017 as the year when all manufacturers make this a priority. Axis will continue to strengthen existing offerings and make it easier for customers to keep their networks and devices secure.
The Internet of Things should be about better security, and more efficient businesses, organizations and cities thanks to ‘smart’ cameras, door stations and audio equipment with network connectivity. 2017 will add more ‘smarts’ to those devices, while also enabling customers to focus on what they do best and allowing security specialists to improve the services they provide.